Calendar: September 20 – September 27

Events this week in the Corvallis area:trans Calendar: June 28 – July 5

Thursday 20

Wine Tastings at First Alternative North, 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. 5 – 7P.M. First Alternative’s North Store hosts wine tastings featuring local wines.

Wine Tasting: Pomum Cellars at WineStyles Corvallis, 2333 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 5:30P.M.

Roaring River Band at Belle Vallee, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30P.M.

Old-Time Music Jam at Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 – 9:30P.M

Top 40 – Hip-hop – Mash-ups – Electro at Sub-Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10P.M. Cover: $5 for 18 – 20; $2 for 21+.

Ladies’ Night ft. DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar and Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10P.M.

Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill, 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10P.M

Bad Luck Blackouts + Pstimulus Package at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10P.M. Free Female Led Skate Punk from Eugene and Local Psausage Fest.

Cadillac Lunch at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 8:30P.M.

 

Friday 21

Wine Tastings at First Alternative South, 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 5 – 7P.M. First Alternative’s South Store hosts wine tastings featuring local wines.

Friday Wine Tastings at WineStyles, 2333 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 5 – 8P.M. Friday evenings feature several wines open for tasting; included in the tasting fee is a glass of your choice of featured wine. Tasting fee is $10. For more information, call 541-738-9463 or visit www.winestyles.net/corvallis.

The Nettles, Gratitude, Lark at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis.  5P.M.

Jeff Lesmeister at Belle Vallee, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30P.M.

The Majestic Theatre presents the First Annual Fall Ball Featuring Portland Cello Project, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30P.M. Celebrate the opening of the 99th anniversary season of this landmark venue with Portland Cello Project, a group that has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, mixing genres and blurring musical lines wherever they go. Admission is $14 – 20. For tickets, call 541-738-7469 or visit www.majestic.org.

Karl Smiley at FireWorks Restaurant, 1115 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 8P.M.

2 Towns Ciderhouse Presents: Special Release Party w/ Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 9P.M. 2 Towns Ciderhouse is excited to announce their special release, “Cherry Poppin’ Cider.” Enjoy some damn fine cider and some damn fine music at the same time. This is sure to be a sell-out show so get your tickets early at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/263396.

Top 40 – Hip-hop – Mash-ups – Electro at Sub-Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10P.M. Cover: $5 for 18 – 20; $2 for 21+.

Hip Hop Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill, 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10P.M.

Mighty High + The Good Hurt at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10P.M. Northwest Dub-Reggae and Jam from Tacoma. Cost: $5.

Saturday 22

5th Annual Community Kids’ Carnival, Philomath High School football field, 2054 Applegate St., Philomath.

Corvallis Farmers’ Market, Corner of 1st St. & Jackson St., Corvallis. 9A.M. – 1P.M.    The outdoor farmers’ market features fresh, locally-grown, locally-produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For more information, visit www.locallygrown.org.

40th Annual Corvallis Fall Festival, Central Park, Corvallis. 10A.M. – 6P.M. Corvallis Fall Festival, the area’s largest art celebration, features 160 regionally known artists, continuous musical entertainment, a variety of children’s activities, and a large food court with local wines and microbrews to sample. Admission is free. For more information, contact Cynthia Spencer at director@corvallisfallfestival.com, call 541-752-9655, or visit www.corvallisfallfestival.com.

World Car-Free Day, Downtown Corvallis. 7A.M. – 7P.M. Special events planned in conjunction with Corvallis Fall Festival. Explore and embrace a car-free lifestyle during the festival with a free bike valet, bike swap, alternative transportation booth, car-free pledge, and sponsor discounts.
10A.M. to 10P.M. – Free bike valet at Fall Festival
10A.M. to 6P.M.  – Alternative transportation booth at the Transit Center, sponsor booths at Madison Avenue between 5th & 6th, discounts at participating businesses
12P.M. to 6P.M. – Bike Swap Meet at Madison Avenue Meeting Room parking lot
Pledge to be car free at www.sustainablecorvallis.org. For more information, contact info@sustainablecorvallis.org or 541-230-1237

First Christian Church Fair at First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 10A.M. – 6P.M. This annual church fair features 50 vendors selling handcrafted items such as pottery, woodwork, sewing, clothing, quilts, jewelry, and music.

Willow Furniture Class at Garland Nursery, 5470 U.S. 20, Corvallis. 10A.M. – 4P.M. Build your own willow furniture. Beginning projects to choose from include: garden bench, garden chair, plant trough, end table, fern stand, or trellis. For advance projects, get quote from Brian. Bring knee pads, sack lunch. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 541-753-6601. Registration fee: $5 payable to Garland Nursery. Project fee: $125 (for beginner project) to be paid day of class to Willow Station.

Pinwheels for Peace – International Day of Peace, Benton County Courthouse south lawn, 120 NW 4th St. at Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 – 11:45A.M. Marimba Detembo will provide background music while you decorate and make pinwheels to place around the Courthouse Square honoring International Day of Peace from Saturday through Monday. Everyone is welcome, young and old. Free. For more information, call LoErna at 541-619-1379.

4 Spirits Distillery Bourbon Whiskey Launch at 4 Spirits Distillery, 6040 3rd St., Adair Village. 12P.M. – 7P.M. You’re invited to the launch of 4 Spirits Distillery’s first bourbon whiskey. Enjoy distillery tours, product tastings, cocktail sampling, and the special release of 4 Spirits’ batch one whiskey

Hard Cider Tasting at WineStyles Corvallis, 2333 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 5P.M. Try something new from local favorites 2 Towns Ciderhouse, and a few others you may not have heard of.

Free Community Yoga Class Celebrating the Equinox, Meet at the top of Bald Hill. 5:30P.M.  Hike out with the sunset. For more information, call 541-224-6566

Corvallis Fall Festival Street Dance, Central Park, Corvallis. 6 – 9:30P.M.

Mad Planet + FJORDS at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10P.M. Cost: $5. Portishead-esque Trip-Hop Duo from L.A.

 

Sunday 23

34th Annual Fall Festival Run, Central Park, Corvallis. 7A.M. – 12P.M. This race is the oldest in the Willamette Valley and brings over 800 runners of all levels to the Corvallis area

Bicycle Birding at Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 9A.M. – 12P.M. For more information, contact Don at 541-753-7689 or bouchdon@peak.org, or visit www.audubon.corvallis.or.us.

First Christian Church Fair at First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 10A.M. – 6P.M. This annual church fair features 50 vendors selling handcrafted items such as pottery, woodwork, sewing, clothing, quilts, jewelry, and music.

40th Annual Corvallis Fall Festival, Central Park, Corvallis. 10A.M. – 5P.M. Corvallis Fall Festival, the area’s largest art celebration, features 160 regionally known artists, continuous musical entertainment, a variety of children’s activities, and a large food court with local wines and microbrews to sample. Admission is free. For more information, contact Cynthia Spencer at director@corvallisfallfestival.com, call 541-752-9655, or visit www.corvallisfallfestival.com.

4 Spirits Distillery Bourbon Whiskey Launch at 4 Spirits Distillery, 6040 3rd St., Adair Village. 12P.M. – 7P.M. You’re invited to the launch of 4 Spirits Distillery’s first bourbon whiskey. Enjoy distillery tours, product tastings, cocktail sampling, and the special release of 4 Spirits’ batch one whiskey.

Willamette Valley Symphony Concert at Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 SW Research Way, Corvallis. 4 – 6P.M. The Willamette Valley Symphony opens its 2012 to 2013 season with a program featuring Corvallis flutist Sue Gillespie performing John Rutter’s Suite Antique for flute and strings. Tickets are available at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, Willamette Community Bank in Albany, Sid Stevens Jewelers in Albany, and at the door.

Relax and Recharge at Willamette Wellness Center, 6735 SW Country Club Dr., 4:30 – 5:30P.M. Learn various meditation techniques to maintain good health, increase concentration, and reduce stress. Guaranteed to leave you centered and relaxed. For more information, call 971-218-6798 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/carolynschechtman.

Indoor Pollutants and Allergens: Presentation by Jen Coleman, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 7P.M.

 

Monday 24

Southtown Open Mic Talent Search, Fireworks Restaurant, 1115 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 9P.M. Free admission with $2 purchase.

 

Tuesday 25

$5 Movies at 9th Street Cinema, 1750 NW 9th St., Corvallis. See your latest film favorites at the 9th Street Regal Cinema. All movies are $5, every Tuesday, all day.

Family Mornings at the SAGE Garden, Starker City Park. 10A.M. – 12P.M. This summer, head out to SAGE on Tuesday mornings to spend time in the garden with your family.

Tuesday Nights at the SAGE Garden, 214 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 – 7P.M. Tuesday Work Parties at SAGE Garden for a good cause. Help in the garden doing all sorts of things from prepping soil and mulching to planting and harvesting.

Hardcourt Bicycle Polo at Eric Scott McKinley Skate Park, 7 – 8P.M.

Timba Tuesday at Impulse Bar and Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 – 11:30P.M. Great music, awesome drinks, fun peeps, and $1 tacos.

Concerts in the Park – Corvallis Community Band, Central Park Gazebo, Corvallis. 8P.M. The Corvallis Community Band is a musical organization, open to anyone who plays a band instrument with at least high school level ability.

 

Wednesday 26

Corvallis Farmers’ Market, Corner of 1st St. & Jackson St., Corvallis. 9A.M. – 1P.M.

The outdoor farmers’ market features fresh, locally-grown, locally-produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For more information, visit www.locallygrown.org.

Beer & Blog at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 5 – 6P.M. Local bloggers and tweeters meet to commiserate and network.

Stitch Night at Stash, 110 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 5 – 8P.M. Free social knitting and crocheting group – bring a project, get inspired. For more information, visit www.stashlocal.com.

Well-Being: Making Peace with Our Bodies, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 7 – 8:30P.M. The Well-Being program is designed as a smart approach to optimal health and weight loss. Optimal health includes achieving a sustainable weight, eating sensibly and pleasurably, participating in the activities you love, and feeling happy and at ease in your body. Class limited to 10 people. Please preregister. Cost: $179. For more information, call 541-224-6566 or visit www.livewellstudio.com.

George Mann Concert and CAMTA Campaign Kickoff, The Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7P.M. Come and enjoy the music of George Mann, and help kick off the Corvallis Area Move to Amend (CAMTA) campaign for Corvallis ballot measure 02-81. The suggested donation is $5 to $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bo Bestvina at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30P.M. Free Solo Jazzy Looper.

Corvallis Belly Dance Guild Performance, Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 8P.M.

Wednesday Acoustic Live at Les Caves Bier & Kitchen, 308 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 8 – 10P.M. Not enough good music in Corvallis on Wednesday nights? Les Caves will be doing it acoustically right. Great local bands. No cover. Fine food and beer.

 

Thursday 27

Free Teen Yoga by Reach Out Yoga, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 4 – 5P.M. Yoga just for teens. Stretch, move, wiggle, strengthen, and then free and relax your body. It’s fun and it’s good for you, too. All teens welcome. Free class, taught by volunteers and sponsored by Reach Out Yoga. For more information, call 541-224-6566 or visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Wine Tastings at First Alternative North, 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. 5 – 7P.M. First Alternative’s North Store hosts wine tastings featuring local wines.

Designing and Installing Rainwater Harvesting Systems, South Co-op Meeting Room, 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 7 – 9P.M. Free. Preregistration is required. For more information or to preregister, contact 541-753-3115, ext. 0 or deckert@willamettewatershed.com.

Top 40 – Hip-hop – Mash-ups – Electro at Sub-Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10P.M. Cover: $5 for 18 – 20; $2 for 21+.

Ladies’ Night ft. DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar and Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10P.M.

Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill, 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10P.M.

The Royal Blue + Melville at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10P.M.  Free. Indie folk rock from Eugene.

 

Ongoing September Events

Trees to Treasure, Parks & Recreation, 1310 SW Avery Park Drive, Corvallis. Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some of the downed trees from Corvallis are recycled into finely-crafted heirloom bowls, gifts, and boxes as a fund raising partnership between Corvallis Parks & Recreation and local wood-workers. A small collection of these elegant pieces of lustrous walnut, elm, maple, honey locust and other fine woods are on display and available for sale at our administration office in Avery Park. Proceeds are used to support local Urban Forestry projects.

 

Common Courage: A century of women’s history in Benton County Oregon, Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. January 13 to December 1, Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Common Courage is an exhibition of women’s history that exemplifies many of the experiences and accomplishments shared by Benton County women over the past century. In 2012, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Oregon. This year-long exhibition exemplifies changing roles in politics, education, occupations, fashion, and athletic opportunities, and honors Benton County women in uniform.

 

Youth Poetry Competition, Corrine Woodman Gallery, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. August 28 to September 29. Forty-two young poets responded to the call for poetry to be part of the annual The Arts Center Fall Festival Youth Poetry Contest, and most of them included some art too. Literary art and visual are coming together in this project. The poems range from quiet observations to celebratory poems, and include poems dealing with the soul and belief as well. All submitted poems are displayed in the Corrine Woodman Gallery, arranged by the four different age categories.

 

Ball Studio Centennial Photography Exhibition at Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main Street, Philomath. August 31 – October 27, daily 10A.M. – 4:30P.M. OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Ball Studio, and Benton County Museum have partnered to create a photography exhibition including businesses, landmarks, military events, street scenes, industry, portraits, the Oregon coast, OSU campus and panoramic Cirkut photos.

Ball Studio photographs have chronicled daily life in Oregon communities since 1912. Owned and operated by the Ball family for four generations, Ball Studio, of Corvallis, Oregon, is the oldest continuously operated photography studio in the United States. Visit the Benton County museum website for details.

 

Fall Festival Fine Art – 40th Anniversary, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. September 1 to September 29. Corvallis Fall Festival celebrates its 40th Anniversary, and for this special occasion, the Festival invited 40 artists to show their work in the annual Fall Festival Fine Art Showcase. Fall Festival Fine Art Showcase features artists who have previously been in the show, including six Fall Festival poster finalists. This year it is a varied exhibit with a number of different media, representing the range of work a good art festival offers: paintings and drawings, pastel, print making, sculpture, ceramic work, glass, wood, mixed media, fiber and photography.

 

OSU Art Faculty Exhibit, Fairbanks Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, corner or Jefferson Way and 26th St., Corvallis. 8A.M. – 5P.M., Monday through Thursday, 8A.M. – Noon on Fridays. Now through October 3, 2012. This exhibit demonstrates a broad diversity of styles and approaches to the making of art, with faculty members working in the areas of photography, painting, pastel,

drawing, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and video. For more information, contact Douglas Russell at, drussell@oregonstate.edu.

 

 

 

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